Dust of your lederhosen, it’s time to Oktoberfest!

The Fort Adams Trust and Ragged Island Brewing Co. will host their inaugural Newport Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 18th.

Bavaria meets The Ocean State inside the walls of historic Fort Adams where attendees will be able to enjoy authentic German beer, wine, food, and live music.

This 21+ event hopes to become an annual tradition and will serve as the largest annual fundraising event for the Fort Adams Trust, the non-profit organization responsible with preserving, protecting, and resorting Fort Adams.

Newport Oktoberfest tickets include entry to the festival from 2:00 to 5:30 PM and a stein glass to be used for all-samples-included beer throughout the afternoon. Designated driver tickets include entry to the festival, and a glass upon exiting the festival. Food will be able to be purchased onsite from local caterers and vendors.

A limited number of tickets remain for the event at www.newportoktoberfest.com.

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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